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why washington works so badly for the rest of the country, the book explains that it works extremely well for its most important citizens, the lobbyists. the permanent government of the united states is no longer defined by party or branch of government, but rather by a profession that has comfortably encamped around the federal coffers. the result, according to many measures, is that washington has become the wealthiest city in the united states. leibovich describes a city in which money has trumped power as the ultimate currency. lobbyists hold the keys to what everyone in government, senator or staffer is secretly searching for, a post-government income. in 1974 only 3% of retiring members of congress became lobbyists. today that number is 42% for members of the house and 50% for senators. the result is bad legislation. look at any bill today and it is a gargantuan document filled with thousands of giveaways. the act that dree atd the federal reserve in 1913 was only 31 pages home. the 1933 glass steeg al legislation was only 37 pages long. the dodd-frank bill is 848 pages plus th
. i'm candy crowley in washington. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. first up, the end of the american dream. can americans make it no matter where they start from? a blockbuster new study gives us the answers, and we will delve into them. >>> then, imagine an iranian president who thinks nuclear weapons are a waste of resources. well, exactly such a person assumed iran's top elected job this week. we will talk to people who know president rouhani. >>> later the prince of saudi arabia sounds the alarm about his country's future. can saudi arabia endure? >>> and finally, how to make a hamburger without killing a cow, and why it might save the world. >>> but first here's my take. the hottest political book of the summer, "this town" by mark leibovich is a vivid detailed picture of the country's rule elite filled with fake friendships and sensationalist media. beneath the juicy anecdotes is a depressing message about corruption and dysfunction. if you're try
, will washington follow it? for over a decade now, it has been documented that northern european countries do much better at moving poor people up the ladder than the united states. they pointing out that the united states cannot be compared with denmark, an ethnically homogeneous country of five million people. but in an essay published last week, canada is a very useful point of comparison for the united states because it is much like america. the percentage of foreign-born canadians, for example, is actually higher than americans. and recent research finds that people in canada and australia have twice the economic mobility of americans. what is intriguing is that many of the factors that seem to explain the variation across countries also explain the variation across the united states. the most important correlation in the harvard/berkeley study appears to be social capital. cities with strong families, civic support groups and a community service orientation do well on social and economic mobility. that's why salt lake city dominated by mormons has extremely high mobility rankings. this would
20-28. thank you for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. next week i'll have an exclusive interview with senator ted cruz from his home turf in texas. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes. just search state of the union. a special programming note. catch prince william in his first interview since the birth of baby george tomorrow on "new day." 'fareed zakaria" starts now. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the would recall. i'm fareed zakaria. we have a great show for you today. we will start with violence in egypt. bret stephens and peter beinart disagree as usual. >>> then, is america overregulated? does the government have altogether too much of a say in how we live our lives? i'll ask the man who put many of the obama administration's regulations in place, cass sunstein. >>> also underneath the violence, is the arab world the new start-up society? that's what an american venture capitalist believes. and while we're at innovation, is north korea going to beat apple
gangs of local thugs using the al qaeda name to build their brand. for washington to announce a grand campaign against them might exaggerate their importance, americanize local grievances and create a global threat that didn't really exist. the terror alerts have probably delighted these small groups for just that reason. the second strategy would be counterterrorism using drones, missiles, special forces and other kinetic tools to disrupt al qaeda-affiliated groups. by anyone's measure, the obama administration has been aggressive on this front. president obama has used more drones each year of his presidency than president bush did in his entire presidency. data gathering, as mr. snow den reminded us. the third possible approach to the threat of terrorism is to try to get local governments to fight the terrorists, but the places that these al qaeda affiliates have sprung up like somalia and yemen are ungovernable. only the u.s. has the technology, missiles and soldiers to disrupt terror plots being hatched in these countries. so you throw the posturing and the politics aside, and yo
the union. i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn for analysis and extras. stay with cnn throughout the day for updates on the rescue of hannah anderson. "fareed zakaria gps" starts next. >>> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. on today's show, first up is al qaeda back? or were the embassy closures and the terror alert misguided? we'll take a look at those questions and examine al qaeda's new stronghold. >>> and we'll ask the last man to try to achieve peace in the middle east whether the current attempt is worth it. ehud barak, the former prime minister of israel, weighs in. >>> also president obama cancels a summit with russia's president putin. what is up with the russians? >>> finally, before and after. a stark reminder of the ravages of war. >>> but first, here's my take. the obama administration's warning about a possible al qaeda plot against american interests in the middle east has triggered a volley of attacks back home. for those who always suspected president ob
'm struck by about your book, which i love but i want to ask you more about, is you say washington is broken. you know, nothing is working. but if you -- if you look beneath the hood of america, as it were, what you see is mayors and municipalities where people are reaching across party lines, working with the private sector and that there is a metropolitan revolution. and i guess my question is, really isn't the -- when i watch republicans in albany and democrats, they seem as divided over everything as anybody else. >> a government is a government. states are governments. when we come to cities and metropolitan areas, what jennifer and i find are networks of leaders. elected officials for sure, mayors and county leaders, but also heads of major companies, business associations, universities, medical campuses, fran philanthropies, unions, community and civic groups. and when they come together, they can do grand things together. our book really is about that. it's in the absence of federal leadership, the cavalry is not coming, and frankly many state governments are the same. it's that head
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